These papers document the community planning process for the Return to Work Project for People with AIDS (PWAs) and the development
of other community based AIDS service projects.
Galen Leung was born on March 7th, 1960 in Riverside, California, the son of Chinese immigrants who moved to the United States
in 1955. Leung graduated from Riverside's Poly High School in 1978 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Health Studies
concentration from Pomona College in 1982. Later that year he moved to New York City with his partner. In New York Leung volunteered
for Gay Men's Health Crisis from 1983 to 1986. In 1988 he got his Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Public Health
from Columbia University From 1987 to 1990 Leung worked in the New York City Office of Management and Budget. While there
Leung authored and coordinated expansion of AIDS outpatient care at the Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC) hospitals
and clinics, quadrupling the number of funded primary medical care appointments for people with AIDS. He also prepared and
presented to the Mayor's Office and HHC a successful staffing model for long-term AIDS care units at Coler and Goldwater hospitals
and researched and coordinated a proposal to increase Federal Medicaid funds by $57 million a year. In 1991 Leung moved to
San Francisco where he became the AIDS Office Assistant Director for Planning. From 1991 to 1994 Leung worked with the Asian
Pacific AIDS Coalition. He was also on the Interim Board of Positive Resource Center in 1997 when they merged with AIDS Benefits
Counselors to form a "one stop shop" for benefits and employment counseling. Leung also staffed two Mayoral Summits: the Health
Summit of 1996 (on the Health Insurance Committee) and the HIV/AIDS Summit in 1997-98 (on the Workplace Entry and Re-entry
Committee). Leung was a board member of the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California from May 1994 through June 2000
and also served as treasurer of the society from July 1995 through June 1999. Since 1995 Leung has directed the Office of
Contract Management and Compliance for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
2 manuscript boxes (1 linear foot)
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Collection is open for research.